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tell lawmakers you care about knowles-nelson and conservation in wisconsin


contact your lawmakers

Every single voice counts.

If we don’t speak up, Knowles-Nelson will go away. Send a message to Governor Evers and state legislators to let them know how crucial it is to be a conservation champion by continuing to protect Wisconsin’s land, water, and wildlife. 


send your legislator a postcard

share your story

Tangible, personal messages are some of the best ways to show legislators how Wisconsin’s beautiful places enrich our lives and why it’s crucial to support environmental conservation.

We’ll print real postcards with your upload photo & message and mail them to your state representatives and Governor Evers when they’ll have the most impact.


visit knowles-nelson sites with legislators

2022 is an important election year in Wisconsin. All Assembly seats, many Senate seats, and the Governor’s office will all be decided in November. Many districts will see competitive primary elections on August 9th, 2022.

More than 30 legislators are not seeking reelection, so there will be a lot of new faces at the Capitol in 2023.

Our task right now is to educate legislators and candidates on the value of land and water conservation in Wisconsin, and to educate them about how Knowles-Nelson works in communities across the state.

Need help planning a visit? Drop us a line.

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Get all the tools to be a leader for Team Knowles Nelson. 

We want to make it as easy as possible for you and your organization to participate in the campaign to renew the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program. We’ve collected some resources to help you promote the campaign, talk to your elected officials, and feature Team Knowles Nelson campaigns on your own site.


support stewardship in style

gear up and get outside.

Whether you’re hitting the trails or relaxing on the water, sporting your Team Knowles Nelson gear is an easy and impactful way to raise awareness for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and its vital role in shaping Wisconsin’s outdoor spaces.


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be informed and stay up to date.

We’ll keep you updated on our advocacy work, share success stories, and let you know how to keep showing up for the Stewardship Program. 

A group of volunteers standing around a brush pile in a grassland on a summer day.
outdoor recreation jobs in Wisconsin
$18 billion
spent annually on outdoor recreation in WI
Knowles-Nelson grants support trail building
2.3 million
annual visitors to the Ice Age Trail
annual environmental benefits per acre protected by Knowles-Nelson
$5 billion
annual outdoor recreation wages
Wisconsin households within 1 mile of a Knowles-Nelson investment
$2 billion
annual ecological value of Knowles-Nelson lands
2.5 million
acres of Wisconsin County Forests
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